Whenever I get stumped on a story or drawing, I go for a walk and let the idea stew. My thoughts wander from my personal life to my work–namely to the last scene I wrote–and I begin thinking about what should happen next. In the instance of having a lot of tasks to do, I go for walks so I don’t get overwhelmed. This gives me a chance to mentally work through my to-do list and break it down into small daily chunks while still keeping deadlines on track or on shuffle.
I find walks clear my mind–whether alone or with Melinda–plus they are good exercise.
If you get stuck on an idea–or too many ideas–consider going for a stroll to mentally work things out.
Your mileage may vary.